Kent Klich

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Kent Klich (born 1952) is a Swedish photographer living in Copenhagen.

Life and work[edit]

Klich studied psychology at the University of Gothenburg and worked with adolescent children before turning to photography. He joined Magnum Photos in 1998 and left in 2002.[1] His work is noted for a strong commitment to social issues and has worked with street children in Mexico and drug addicts in Denmark. In 2001 he collaborated with the author Herta Müller on a project and book Children of Ceausescu detailing the HIV crisis among Romanian children.

Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 1998 Street children, Mexico, Stockholm City Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 1999 Street children, Mexico. Center for Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 1999 Street children, Mexico, Wermlands Museum. Sweden.
  • 2000 Street children, Mexico, Center for Photography, Örebro, Sweden.
  • 2000 Street children, Mexico, Dunya Kitabevi, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2001 Street children, Mexico, City Hall, Sundsvall, Sweden.
  • 2001 Children of Ceausescu, The Swedish Cultural Institute, Paris, France.
  • 2001 Work in progress, Beth, Fotografevi, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2004 "El niño" (Kaunas Photo Days 2004: Nordic Image), Kaunas House of Jesuits, Kaunas, Lithuania.[2]
  • 2006 A Family Story / Picture Imperfect, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark.
  • 2006 A Family Story / Picture Imperfect, Museum of Work, Norrköping, Sweden.[3]
  • 2007 Children of Ceausescu, The Photo Museum, Sundsvall, Sweden.
  • 2007 "A Family Story", Kunsthallen Brænderigården, Viborg, Denmark.[4]
  • 2008 "Out of Sight Out of Mind", exhibition on the streets in the city of Copenhagen/ The Danish Architecture Center, Denmark.[5]
  • 2008 Out of Sight Out of Mind, the Museum of Malmö, Sweden.[6]
  • 2009 Mexico/Out of sight, Landskrona museum, Sweden.
  • 2009 "Gaza: Boningar", Tegen 2, Stockholm.[7]
  • 2010 Gaza Photo Album, Umbrage Gallery, New York.[8]
  • 2010 Gaza Photo Album, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden.[9]
  • 2010 The Children of Ceauşescu, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm.[10]
  • 2012 "Killing time", Tegen2, Stockholm.[11]
  • 2013 "Ceausescus barn", Malmö Museer, Malmö, Sweden.[12][13]

Publications[edit]

  • The book of Beth
  • El Niño, text by Elena Poniatowska
    • El Niño: En berättelse om gatubarn i Mexico City. Stockholm: Journal, 1999. ISBN 9197239569. (Swedish)
    • El Niño: En beretning om gadebørn i Mexico City. Copenhagen: Tiderne Skifter, 1999. ISBN 8774458361. (Danish)
    • El Niño, Children of the streets, Mexico City = El Niño: Niños de la calle, Ciudad de México. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1999. ISBN 0815605927. (English)(Spanish)
  • Children of Ceausescu, foreword by Herta Müller
  • Historien om et menneske: Eller når to plus to bliver fem. Copenhagen: Kunsthallen Nikolaj, 2006. ISBN 8788860817. Text by Mette Sandbye. (Danish) (English)
  • Picture imperfect / Beth R. (book and DVD). With Kim Fupz Aakeson.
    • Picture imperfect. Stockholm: Journal, 2007. ISBN 9197577065. (Swedish) (English)
    • Beth R. Copenhagen: Politisk Revy, 2008. ISBN 8773783099. (Danish)
  • Out of sight. Stockholm: Journal, 2008. Published together with Dogwalk by Tina Enghoff. Text by Carole Naggar. ISBN 9197762539; ISBN 9197762520. (English)
  • Gaza photo album
  • Världens mitt finns inte påkartan. Stockholm: Mormor, 2009. ISBN 9185841323. Text by Göran Odbratt. (Swedish)
  • Where I am now. Little Journey no. 7. Munich: Bellyband, 2012. ISBN 978-3-9812498-6-6.

Prizes and awards[edit]

  • 2002 Prize, the Museum of Work’s documentary photography prize, Norrköping, Sweden.[citation needed]
  • 2003 Prize, the city of Västerås, Sweden.[citation needed]
  • 2003 Grant, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden.[citation needed]
  • 2003 Grant, Sveriges Författarfond, Stockholm, Sweden.[14]
  • 2004 Grant, Sveriges Författarfond, Stockholm, Sweden.[citation needed]
  • 2005 Prize, Fogtdals Forlag, Copenhagen, Denmark.[citation needed]
  • 2006 5-year grant, the Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm, Sweden.[citation needed]
  • 2006 Special mention, Beths dagbog (Beth's Diary), 17th Nordic Short & Documentary Film Festival, Århus, Denmark.[15]
  • 2006 GuldDok for Best Short Film in Copenhagen Denmark, Beths dagbog (Beth's Diary).[14][16]
  • 2008 ”Fotofrühling” The Kassel Fotoforum, Picture Imperfect among the 22 best photobooks of 2007/08.[citation needed]
  • 2009 Picture Imperfect winner of The Swedish Photo Book Prize[17][18]
  • 2010 First prize, General News Singles, World Press Photo awards (for a photograph of Gaza City)[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CV, Klich's website, accessed 3 Dec. 2010
  2. ^ Kent Klich, Kaunas Photo Days. Accessed 18 September 2013.
  3. ^ Mats Granberg, "Återbesöken lång, osminkad och smärtsam familjehistoria", Norrköpings Tidningar, 30 December 2006. (Swedish) Accessed 27 September 2013.
  4. ^ List of events at Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg Kommune. (Danish) Accessed 18 September 2013.
  5. ^ Exhibition notice for "Get Lost", Dansk Arkitektur Center.
  6. ^ "Tidigare utställningar på Malmö Museer", Malmö city website. (Swedish) Accessed 25 September 2013.
  7. ^ Exhibition notice, Tegen2. (Swedish) Accessed 29 September 2013.
  8. ^ R. Wayne Parsons, review of "Gaza Photo Album", New York Photo Review.
  9. ^ Exhibition notice for "Gaza Photo Album", Hasselblad Foundation.
  10. ^ Exhibition notice for "The Children of Ceauşescu", mutualart.com.
  11. ^ Exhibition notice, Tegen2. (Swedish) Accessed 29 September 2013.
  12. ^ Exhibition notice for "Ceausescus barn", Malmö city website. (Swedish) Accessed 18 September 2013.
  13. ^ Magnus Fröderberg, "Kent Klich: Ceausescus barn", Fotosidan, 26 September 2013. (Swedish) Accessed 28 September 2013.
  14. ^ a b "El fotógrafo del conflicto, Linea de Tierra, 28 April 2010. (Spanish) Accessed 27 September 2013.
  15. ^ List of winners, 17th Nordic Short & Documentary Film Festival. Accessed 22 September 2013.
  16. ^ "GuldDok og Roos Pris", Danish Film Institute, 10 November 2006. (Danish) Accessed 22 September 2013.
  17. ^ Photo-Eye email newsletter, vol. 9.39, 30 September 2009. Accessed 22 September 2013.
  18. ^ "Kent Klich har tilldelats Stora fotobokspriset av Svenska Fotografers Förbund för boken Picture Imperfect", 30 September 2009; within this page of a chronicle, Journalisten.se. (Swedish) Accessed 22 September 2013.
  19. ^ "Sweden photographer's Gaza photo wins news prize", Ma'an News Agency, 3 April 2010. Accessed 22 September 2013.
  20. ^ "World Press Photo awards 2010", Lensculture. Accessed 22 September 2013.

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